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Jonathan Loynes

Jonathan Loynes - Chief European Economist

Jonathan Loynes is our Chief European Economist and is also a Director of the company. He has responsibility for Capital Economics’ research on the euro-zone, the UK and emerging Europe.

Jonathan is the first point of contact for many subscribers to the UK and European services and presents regularly to our clients on the outlook for the economy and particular business sectors. A recognised expert on the public finances, inflation and monetary policy, he is well known within the UK investment community and is one of the most frequently quoted UK economists in the media. He has written articles in the Financial Times and a number of other newspapers and appears regularly on television and radio. Jonathan and his team have built up a strong reputation as forecasters of the UK economy, coming top of the Sunday Times table of 40 UK forecasters in 2005 and 2000.

He joined Capital Economics in 2000 from HSBC, where he was Chief UK Economist. As well as working for the Treasury, Capital Markets and Equity divisions of the group, he was also an adviser to HSBC’s ALCO Committee and was part of the team regularly voted first in surveys for the provision of research to the gilt market. Prior to joining HSBC, Jonathan studied Economics and Finance at Bath and Southampton universities.

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